Sussex Asia Centre

 Current Highlights

Trust, Global Traders and Commodities in a Chinese International City

Professor Magnus Marsden leads this multi-sited and interdisciplinary research project centred on the Chinese city of Yiwu, engaging researchers and theoretical approaches in anthropology, area studies, business studies, and history and drawing on expertise from law, commercial shipping, and international trade policy.

Read more about the Yiwu Project

Inter-Asian Dynamics Research Network 

Professor Magnus Marsden leads a new network exploring the nature of connections, comparisons and circulations across multiple Asian settings.

IADRN Project Page

Narrating Blood

Professor Maya Unnithan, director of the Centre for Cultures, Reproduction, Technologies and Health (CORTH), is building an international network for cross-cultural research and intervention into blood-related reproductive and adolescent health and care-economies in India, Bangladesh, Ghana and the UK.

Read more about our research on Health and Well-being

Environmental History of South Asia

Professor Vinita Damodaran uses historical records to understand climate change in the Indian Ocean World.

Read more about our research on the Environment

Woman's Leadership in the Asian Century

Professor Louise Morley, Director of the Centre of Higher Education and Equity Research, explores women and academic leadership in Asia.

Read more about our research on Knowledge and Education

 Recent Events

Asia Centre News

Tracking wind and waves with fishers and forecasters

29 May 2018

Our work in Thiruvananthapuram in south India supported by the Sussex Sustainability Research Programme aims at better risk communication for local...


Sussex exchange partnership wins Chinese national scholarship award

22 March 2018

A student exchange partnership with the Chinese University of Hong Kong-Shenzhen has been recognised as outstanding by China’s Ministry of Education.


The Sussex Asia Centre welcomes Professor Haiyun Zhang

13 March 2018

The Sussex Asia Centre is delighted to welcome Professor Haiyun Zhang from Qinghai Nationalities University in China as our Visiting Professor....


Three new International Research Partnerships and Network Fund awards made

16 August 2017

Sussex Research and the International Office have made three awards under the International Research Partnerships and Network Fund.


Record numbers of Sussex students take part in summer schools at top global partners

14 July 2017

Over 125 undergraduates will head out to leading international partners over the coming weeks, all supported by around £65,000 in bursaries.


New international media programme first of its kind in the UK and Hong Kong

7 April 2017

A delegation from the University were hosted by the Chinese University of Hong Kong to launch a joint International Programme on Global Communication.


Critical minds needed more than ever to navigate global media landscape, say Sussex and CUHK

5 April 2017

In the face of an increasing challenging global media landscape, we need media literate-graduates more than ever to understand the world we live in.


Chinese University of Hong Kong opens its doors to Sussex researchers

7 February 2017

The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) is now inviting applications from Sussex faculty members for the Inbound Research Mobility Scheme.


Fourth round of the International Research Partnerships and Networks Fund launched

6 February 2017

A fourth round of the International Research Partnerships and Networks Fund has been launched by Sussex Research and the International Office today.


Opportunities for Sussex PhD students to visit Hong Kong for research collaborations

27 January 2017

The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) is inviting applications from doctoral researchers at Sussex for its Global Scholarship Programme.


Sussex launches Global Excellence Summer Programme for 2017

2 December 2016

The University has teamed up with world-leading institutional partners to provide summer study opportunities for Sussex students.


Dr Diana Ibanez-Tirado was awarded the Irene Hilgers Memorial Prize

17 November 2016

Dr Diana Ibañez-Tirado, Associate Researcher at the Department of Anthropology and the Sussex Asia Centre, was awarded the Irene Hilgers...


China’s e-commerce department visits Sussex

28 October 2016

Recent visit paid by the China International Electronic Commerce Centre (CIECC) to foster collaboration with the University of Sussex.


New play commemorating partition of India based on harrowing real-life stories

30 September 2016

A play written by a University of Sussex academic who researches the India-Pakistan partition of 1947 is to premier in Crawley next week.


 

Upcoming Events

Families and corporates: Transformation in Islamic practice of kinship, commerce and charity

Wednesday 3 October from 13:00 until 14:30
Arts C333
Sussex Asia Centre Seminars 2018
Dr Syed Mohammed Faisal

This paper tries to capture transformations in marriage and charitable giving practices in contemporary South Indian Muslims.


Beyond the Indian Ocean: Inter-Asian Environments from the Hindu Kush to the Himalayas - Future Research Agendas

Wednesday 17 October from 13:00 until 14:30
Arts C333
Sussex Asia Centre Seminars 2018
Shah Mahmoud Hanifi; Magnus Marsden; Vinita Damodaran

Joint event with the Centre for World Environmental History – Shah Mahmoud Hanifi; Magnus Marsden; Vinita Damodaran.


Levelling the Playing Field?: Statebuilding and Ethnicity in Afghanistan’s Bamyan Valley

Wednesday 31 October from 13:00 until 14:30
Arts C333
Sussex Asia Centre Seminars 2018
Dr Naysan Adlparvar

A presentation by Dr Naysan Adlparvar (Postdoctoral Fellow at Yale University’s Anthropology Department)


'Inter-Asian Encounters and Contested Moralities in Singapore’s Spaces of Care'

Wednesday 7 November from 13:00 until 14:30
Arts C333
Sussex Asia Centre Seminars 2018
Megha Amrith (Max Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity) Germany

A presentation by Megha Amrith (Max Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity, Göttingen, Germany)


Not 'The Age of Migration': Declines in Internal Migration (Case Study Japan)

Wednesday 7 November from 15:30 until 17:00
Arts C333
SCMR Migration Seminar Series
Professor Tony Fielding

Professor Tony Fielding, SCMR, University of Sussex Title: Not 'The Age of Migration': Declines in Internal Migration (Case Study Japan)


The Future of Famine

Monday 19 November from 17:30 until 19:00
Chowen Lecture Theatre, BSMS
SCSR Annual Lecture
Alex DeWaal

The nature of famines has shifted. What factors will determine the future of famine?


Hierarchy and Imperialism in Late Colonial Indian International Thought

Wednesday 21 November from 13:00 until 14:30
Arts C333
Sussex Asia Centre Seminars 2018
Dr Martin Bayly (British Academy Postdoctoral Fellow in the International Relations Department, LSE)

This paper explores the mixed registers of equality and hierarchy that existed within Indian international thought.


 

Contact

Director:

Professor Magnus Marsden
T: +44 (0)1273 606755 ext2312
E: M.Marsden@sussex.ac.uk

University of Sussex Asia Centre
Room C246, Arts C,
University of Sussex
Falmer,
Brighton
BN1 9SJ,
UK